All the information you need ahead of the Vitality Blast match between Surrey and Kent Spitfires at The Kia Oval.
Friday 1 July
Gates open at 4:30pm
SCHEDULED HOURS OF PLAY
Friday’s fixture with Kent Spitfires will be a special event to show support for the club’s official LGBTQ+ supporters’ group: Proud Surrey. The following day, Proud Surrey will become cricket’s first supporters’ group to march at London’s famous Pride festival.
The match is SOLD OUT, no tickets are available to purchase.
If you have purchased tickets, please follow the below instructions to download them:
- Log-into your online account here.
- Under the heading ‘Upcoming’, click ‘View’ next to the fixture that you would like to download the tickets for.
- If on a desktop, click ‘Access Ticket’ next to the ticket that you would like to download. If on a mobile device, click ‘Mobile Ticket’.
- Your ticket(s) will then show on screen.
- Then from here you have option to save it to your phone/print it.
To gain access to the ground Members must show their Membership card at the gate (all Membership categories that include T20).
Members can sit in the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion, Peter May Garden and Laker Balcony for all T20 matches. To gain access to these areas Members will be asked to show their Membership card.
Please note that on the Laker Balcony, a small number of seats are allocated to Laker Debenture Members, should they wish to use them. All other seating is unreserved in Members’ areas.
There are more seats available to Members for T20 matches than ever before.
COVID 19 PROTOCOLS
No social distancing will be in place but please be respectful of those who choose to wear masks.
Scorecards are available from the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion reception and the Club Shop on request. These are free of charge.
No match-day parking is available at, or in the vicinity, of the ground and we advise all fans to use public transport.
By National Rail
The Kia Oval is located just a ten-minute walk from Vauxhall station, served by South Western Railway trains coming in and out of Waterloo.
By London Underground
Vauxhall Underground station is on the Victoria line, with services every few minutes, and just six minutes walk from the JM Finn Stand End of the ground.
Oval and Kennington Underground stations are both on the Northern line and just a few minutes from the Pavilion End of the ground. Please note that the Northern Line between Moorgate and Kennington is now running again.
Route numbers 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and the following buses stop within a five-minute walk of the Kia Oval: 3, 59, 109, 133, 159, 333. For more information, and to plan your journey to The Kia Oval via the London Underground, click here.
FOOD AND DRINK
A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. A range of hot and cold food will also be available.
The following areas will be open in the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion for Members to access at this fixture: President’s Lounge, Ali Brown Bar, Long Room Bar and Cafe, Alcock Room, Hundred 100s Bar and Horn’s Tavern. The 175 Suite, Duchy Suite, Sylvester’s Bar, and Laker & Peter May Terrace bars will also be open to Members.
The following food stands will be open:
Oh My Dog!
Pizza & Co
Bookham & Harrison
Many of the stalls will offer options for those with dietary requirements including vegan, gluten-free and halal.
Please note that The Kia Oval is a cashless venue and only card payment will be taken.
KIA HIGH CATCH
The Kia High Catch is the interval entertainment at The Kia Oval. Five tennis balls will be fired off the top floor of the JM Finn Stand and the participant, down on the outfield, will win a prize for every catch they make!
This year, Kia are excited to be encouraging more young people to enter the competition. Therefore, every entry will need to include 1x Adult and 1x Child, with several entries having the opportunity to participate during the innings break.
Enter the Kia High Catch! Sign up for the chance to compete in the Kia High Catch during the innings break on the iconic Kia Oval Pitch. To enter, you will need a pair of one adult and one child under the age of 18. Please fill out this form to enter.
Please see below for a map of the ground.
The Kia Oval uses what3words to help fans and visitors find precise locations at the venue, such as gates, ticket office, Club Shop and other key locations. what3words works by assigning every 3m square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address.
We have added some popular locations here for The Kia Oval – find each location by clicking on the link or entering the corresponding 3-word address into the free what3words app:
Ticket Office: ///match.trial.deals
The Match-Day Store: ///case.option.digit
Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion Entrance: ///vets.pops.shows
JM Finn Stand Reception: ///raves.opra.wished
Match Day Entrances:
Hobbs Gate: ///belts.views.hears
Alec Stewart Gate: ///blame.hers.lodge
New Gate (Hospitality entrance): ///grows.wants.canny
Media & Debenture Entrance: ///mops.wicked.meal
Oval Tube Station: ///calm.filled.fans
Kennington Tube Station: ///bounty.trunk.soda
Vauxhall Tube Station: ///pink.figure.branch
Vauxhall Overground Station: ///flap.tulip.hello
For more information on how to use what3words, please click here.
As we are constantly striving to improve our standards, facilities and attitudes accordingly, we have launched a non-visible disability wristband. This optional wristband will enable fans with a non-visible disability to easily identify themselves to Club staff on match-day, should they need any assistance, without having to give an explanation or the nature of their disability. Staff can then support the individual in the appropriate way.
If you require a wristband, please collect it from Theresa Peters in the Pavilion Reception upon arrival or email email@example.com and one will be posted to you.
Fans attending with accessible needs can view our access guide here.
First aid services are provided on-site at every match day at The Kia Oval. If you require first aid assistance whilst at the ground, please contact your nearest steward or go to one of our first aid centres located behind Block A of the JM Finn Stand and between Entrance 32 and 33 of the Bedser Stand.
Toilets are located all around the perimeter of the ground, with baby changing facilities located behind Block 1, 13 and 19 of the JM Finn Stand.
WHAT YOU CAN BRING
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has implemented a ban on the importation of alcohol, glass containers and metal cans. Following close consultation with the Police and Health and Safety advisors, alcohol will not be permitted on the following match-days: Test Match, One-Day International, Vitality Blast and The Hundred.
We stand against discrimination in all its forms and are committed to ensuring that cricket is a game for everyone. If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination you can report it either direct to the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or through the ECB’s website: https://www.ecb.co.uk/reporting-discrimination. Any reports will then be triaged by the ECB and investigated by the relevant cricket organisation.
Can I smoke?
There are designated smoking areas around The Kia Oval, located at the back of the stands. Please ask your nearest steward or staff member for directions to any such area. Note: This policy also applies to the use of electronic smoking devices.
Do I need to print my ticket, or can I show it on my phone on arrival?
You do not need to print your ticket. As long as you can show the eTicket on your phone, our stewards will be able to scan you in.
Is there WiFi available?
WiFi is available free of charge at the Kia Oval. Use ‘_The Cloud’ to gain access.
Where is the nearest cash point?
Please note, a cashless system is in place at all outlets and bars. The nearest cashpoint is outside the Post Office on Kennington Road (5-minute walk from The Kia Oval).
Is parking available?
No. Parking is not available on-site at The Kia Oval for this fixture.